Brunswick has for years been on the board at the Hoag Foundation, the hospital’s nonprofit arm that has $550 million in assets.

Brunswick and his wife, Kitty, started Hoag Innovators in 2017.

“We came up with this concept that combined a Ted Talk with a Shark Tank with a private equity investment meeting where we all sit down and hear from the doctors about new game-changing innovations,” Brunswick told the Business Journal in a recent article.

The group’s attracted about 125 members, including 60 families. To become a member, a person must donate a minimum of $250,000 over a five-year period. Members have raised $20 million, including $10 million earmarked for future investments.